New Jersey is often overshadowed by the lights of the Big Apple. But do not hesitate to do as Americans on vacation: go down along a shimmering coastline, with long sandy beaches, punctuated by resorts, to Cape May, a charming little town famous for its Victorian houses. Stop on the way to Atlantic City to risk a few dollars in the casinos.
Then, there’s a change of scenery as soon as you leave the shore. A BCBG air blows on the Princeton campus, the prestigious university, and the surrounding cities.
And as you travel through the lush countryside to the Delaware River for nautical activities, you’ll understand why New Jersey is nicknamed the “Garden State.”
Its beautiful Victorian architecture, its large sandy beaches, and the many festivals and events that are organized, make this seaside resort a popular place for tourists. Located at the southern end of New Jersey, between the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay, Cape May drew in the whale fishermen of New England. It is from the 19th century that the town became a popular seaside resort.
- Victorian Charm: This romantic city, at the tip of the New Jersey Peninsula, offers many nature-related activities – bird watching, whale and dolphin trips, wine trail – but most of all, a return to the Victorian era. Residents also fiercely preserve the cachet of yesteryear by prohibiting all commercial franchises. Do not look for McDonald’s!
- Visit the Peninsula in Autumn: For people who do not have school-aged children, it’s worth taking a vacation to Cape May during the fall. The ocean water is still warm, and northern birds stop in the area before continuing south. The monarchs also make their first stop there. You can see orange clouds coming out of the dunes. The nature center allows you to witness the marking of these migratory insects. For wine lovers, this is a good time to take the wine route and participate in many events.
- Congress Hall: Congress Hall Cape May offers casual 4-star accommodation in. It also has an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a fitness center. A variety of personalized services are available to Congress Hall hotel guests, including valet parking and a concierge. Welcoming and professional, the reception team is available at any time. The rooms at Congress Hall are all air-conditioned and offer wireless internet access in the rooms, an iron and an in-room safe. Smaller comfort, bathrobes are provided. Guests of Congress Hall can relax in the on-site bar, which is ideal for enjoying a drink. Congress Hall is a convenient base for visiting Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum and Willow Creek Winery. It is also ideally located for exploring West Cape May and Wildwood.
The beautiful city of Princeton is organized around the campus of the prestigious university of the same name. The colonial-style and federal buildings dominate the modest city center, as do the Tudor-style buildings; the main artery of the city is called Nassau Street.